Students shine at Jewellery Oscars

BCU School of Jewellery staff and students celebrating their Awards

Students, staff and alumni from Birmingham City University (BCU)’s renowned School of Jewellery picked up multiple accolades at the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards, known as the ‘Jewellery Oscars’, on Monday (6 March) evening.

School of Jewellery

Birmingham City University

The awards, hosted by the Goldsmith Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) and held inside London’s Iconic Goldsmiths Hall, bring together the great and the good of the industry, celebrate the diverse and wide-ranging skill sets of British jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing and allied trades.

Birmingham City University representatives took centre stage at this year’s ‘Jewellery Oscars’, together winning four Gold Awards, three Silver Awards, four Bronze Awards and a Special Award, as they showcased their talents across the various design and making disciplines.

Yinglong Li, a current PhD researcher at the School of Jewellery and Marcus Thouchagrit a recent graduate and one of the school’s Artists In Residence (AIR), picked up Bronze and Silver Awards respectively.  

BCU staff also shared in the Oscar success, Andrew Howard, Lecturer in Jewellery and Silversmithing came away with a Gold Award while Research Fellow, Dr Ann Marie Carey was part of the expert judging panel.

The success at this year’s Goldsmith Awards reinforces the BCU School of Jewellery’s international reputation and further highlights the impacts its specialist courses led by tutors with extensive industry experience have on helping students become accomplished jewellers. 

Pictured top row left-right: Mingchen Hu, Lauren Murrell, Andrew Howard (Staff) and YingLong Li. Bottom row left-right: Qimeng Yang, Nga Lam, Marcus Thouchagrit

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